There are multiple festivals that call Steamboat Springs “home” throughout the year. Whether you’re in the mood for music, winter cheer, or delicious food, you’ll find a festival in Steamboat Springs to fill the bill. When you come this fall, make sure you say “cheers” to the annual Food & Wine Festival. With nearly two dozen chefs, plus winemakers, sommeliers, mixologists, and other specialists, you’re bound to find something to please your palate. The event takes place from Thursday, September 29 – Sunday, October 2, 2022. Ticket prices vary by event. The Steamboat Food & Wine Festival is a 21 and older event. 

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Steamboat Food & Wine Festival Passes 

Become an all-access pass holder and enjoy access to everything the weekend has to offer, as well as some passholder exclusive events. Not only will you have access to all of the weekend’s seminars, but you’ll also be a guest at the welcome cocktail party Thursday evening, and the “industry party” Saturday night.  

Introduction Classes 

Head over to the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) on September 29 and learn what you need to know to enjoy the festival to the fullest. The wine introduction class teaches the main styles and types of wine, as well as determining key factors affecting flavor and the many other aspects of delicious wine. The introduction to spirits seminar takes a similar approach, with the addition of the basics and tips in fundamental cocktail creation. 


Special lunch events take place Friday and Saturday where you can taste various foods paired with the fabulous wines featured at the festival. Each meal is prepared in collaboration with chefs, winemakers, butchers, and other specialists at the event to offer a delicious meal from start to finish. Enjoy meals like Spanish Tapas or “Sensation & Perceptions,” which emphasizes how scents and tastes can trigger memories and emotions that affect the perception of what you’re consuming. 

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Tickle your taste buds Thursday and Friday evenings with special dinners. Like the lunches, these dinners feature dishes created by the event’s talented chefs and specialists and are then paired with appropriate wines. Enjoy surf & turf, Mexican cuisine, and more. 


Learn the ins and outs of wine and spirit pairing with food. From choosing the right wine or spirit to mixing those spirits into a delicious specialty drink or cocktail, you can learn everything there is to know to make your next home-cooked meal perfect. 

Grand Tasting 

While the classes and seminars give you a taste of the featured drinks, you won’t truly be able to choose a favorite without tasting them all! Saturday afternoon, you can taste your way through 70 wines and dozens of spirits to find your absolute favorite. Not only will you get a taste of everything, but you’ll also get the opportunity to connect with the chefs and other specialists participating in the collaboration dinner, as well as engage in one of the festival’s curated demonstrations in the demo tent. 


Many area restaurants and businesses have opened their doors to host the many seminars, lunches, dinners, and other special events of the festival. You’re not limited to visiting these establishments only during festival hours, but during the location’s regular business hours as well. You’ll especially want to check out the delicious bites at venues that are already sold out, like the Alpine Mountain Ranch & Club Barn, and the Truffle Pig. 


All tickets, including all access passes, can be purchased at the event website. Purchase tickets for your favorite seminar from years past or learn something new with your choice of a dozen seminars, plus demonstrations, and the morsels of information you’ll learn while you enjoy delicious lunches and dinners throughout the event.  

Sophies Neighborhood 

When booking your tickets online at, you’ll have the opportunity to donate to this nonprofit organization. The organization works hard to fundraise and research the development of an effective treatment to cure Multicentric Carpotarsal Osteolysis (MCTO), a very rare genetic disorder. 

Promo Codes 

When you’re ready to book your stay with us, make sure to use these promo codes for deals at Bear Claw. 

WINEFEST20 – 20% off 2 night stays 

WINEFEST30 – 30% off 3+ night stays 

Valid stay dates: 

September 28th, 2022 – October 3rd, 2022 

Flavorful Food & Wine in Steamboat Springs 

You chose Steamboat Springs for a fun fall getaway that includes some delicious food and wine. Extend the fun to your accommodations by booking a vacation rental with Elevated Properties. When you’re not out enjoying the many festival events, prepare a tasty meal in the fully equipped kitchen, accompanied by a wine or spirit featured at the festival. Afterward, spread out in the open living area and relax with a book, or watch a favorite TV show or a movie.  

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For an intimate experience, choose a one-bedroom unit. If you’re planning a trip with a larger group, there are units as large as six bedrooms! Choose a premium unit for upgrades like stainless steel appliances, granite counters, hardwood floors, flat-screen TVs, and more! 

Contact us today to start planning your Steamboat Springs Food & Wine Festival visit!